Sunday, December 20, 2015

SPECIAL: Inside Squish! The SUPER AMOEBA comic book covers

Hi gang! I'm finishing up the eighth volume in the SQUISH series—SQUISH: POD VS. POD—and I thought I would share something special with you.

One of the central things about the SQUISH books is that, in each volume, Squish (our intrepid amoeba protagonist) is busy reading an issue of his favorite comic book series, The Adventures of Super Amoeba. The action in Squish's life is interrupted/paralleled by glimpses into the action of the comic book. And, in each volume, Squish reads a different issue of Super Amoeba.

But did you realize that each issue of The Adventures of Super Amoeba also has its own cover?

 

The eagle-eyed among you may have spotted Squish holding the comics, and been able to make out the teeny-tiny scenes on the covers. But today, for your enjoyment, I present all seven Super Amoeba covers, at full size!

 
from #1—SQUISH: SUPER AMOEBA


 
from #2—SQUISH: BRAVE NEW POND


from #3—SQUISH: THE POWER OF THE PARASITE


 
from #4—SQUISH: CAPTAIN DISASTER


 
from #5—SQUISH: GAME ON!


 
from #6—SQUISH: FEAR THE AMOEBA


 
from #7—SQUISH: DEADLY DISEASE OF DOOM


 ... and what's the cover for the upcoming #8—SQUISH: POD VS. POD? Well ... you'll just have to wait and see! (Truthfully, I have to go draw it RIGHT NOW.) 

Keep reading!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Bests of 2015!

Wow! What a great week it's been for SUNNY SIDE UP!


Our little book has made a bunch of Best of 2015 lists:
And ... SUNNY SIDE UP is back on the New York Times Best Seller list!

Thanks to everyone who made it possible—Scholastic Graphix, booksellers, teachers and librarians, and, of course, all those readers out there!

Friday, September 25, 2015

SUNNY SIDE UP is a New York Times Bestseller!

Exciting news this week: Our new graphic novel SUNNY SIDE UP is on the New York Times Besteller List!

 http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2015-10-04/paperback-graphic-books/list.html

We'll be at #10 for the week of October 4. Lucky thing I had this graphic already made up!

( I wonder if I'll have to make some other numbers...? Here's hoping!)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Matthew Holm and Craig Thompson at Portland's Bridge City Comics

Hi gang! If you're in the Portland area this weekend, join me and fellow Scholastic Graphix graphic novelist Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) at Bridge City Comics on Mississippi for a SPACE DUMPLINS / SUNNY SIDE UP release party!

http://www.bridgecitycomics.com/pr_spacesun.html

Here are the details, in detail:

WHAT:Space Dumplins & Sunny Side Up Release Party w/Craig Thompson and Matthew Holm!
WHEN: Saturday, September 12, 11am-1pm
WHERE: 3725 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97227

We'll sign books, naturally, and I should also have a few of my Graphix 10th Anniversary prints to sign and give away:


Come join us!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Matthew Holm to appear at the AJC Decatur Book Festival!

Hello, Georgia! I will be taking part in the AJC Decatur Book Festival this Labor Day weekend. Here are the details:

Children's Stage at Decatur Recreation Center presented by Decatur Education Foundation

Saturday, 1:00-1:30
I'll be talking all about the latest graphic novel I created with my sister, Jenni—SUNNY SIDE UP!

I'll probably be drawing, too. I can't help it. It's a sickness...

Come join me—and about a zillion other great authors, including David Levithan, the editor of SUNNY SIDE UP!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Double Book Birthday!

What a day! Today, TWO of our books officially go on sale:


http://t.co/vqdptw50rh




http://t.co/24jUnDZK3Z


Available at your favorite bookstore now!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Introducing THE YARN: A new podcast about books!

It's only a week until our new graphic novel SUNNY SIDE UP comes out. Here's a great way to pass the time between now and then:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-yarn/id1028877816?mt=2

THE YARN is a new podcast by those kidlit celebrities, Colby Sharp and Travis Jonker. The podcast is done "Serial"-style, with an entire season dedicated to only one story. In this case, that one story is ... our story! The story of how SUNNY SIDE UP came to be made. Colby and Travis interviewed many people involved with the book, from Jenni and me to art director Phil Falco, editor David Levithan, publisher David Saylor, colorist Lark Pien, and even graphic-novel trailblazer Raina Telgemeier, who helped make this book format possible.

Best of all, the episodes of THE YARN are being released one a day from now until the launch of SUNNY SIDE UP next week! So you can either gobble up a new episode every morning, or wait till next week and binge-listen to them all.

Check it out!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Sunny Side Up!

Yes, I am back. Sort of. Sorry for the yearlong absence. (I blame Twitter—it makes posting so fast... In other news, read my Twitter feed to stay in touch.) A lot has happened in the past year, including amazing working trips to Brazil, Canada, and China! But I've really spent most of the past year with my nose to the grindstone, working on more books than I can count. So it's high time I mention one of the biggest things I've been working on:

SUNNY SIDE UP!

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780545741668

SUNNY SIDE UP is a graphic novel, but it's a little different than the work my sister, Jenni, and I have been doing in BABYMOUSE and SQUISH and COMICS SQUAD. Let me list some "firsts" for SUNNY SIDE UP:
  • First FULL-COLOR graphic novel we have made (with the help of wonder-colorist Lark Pien)
  • First graphic novel we've made of its length—224 PAGES!
  • First graphic novel set in the "real world": It takes place in Pennsylvania and Florida in the 1970s, and it features (GASP!) human beings.
  • First graphic novel we've made with Scholastic Graphix—the publisher behind awesome books like Raina Telgemeier's SMILE and SISTERS and Jeff Smith's BONE!
The book goes on sale August 25, 2015. Here are some early reviews to whet your appetite:

★ KIRKUS (starred review)

★ SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)

★ SHELF AWARENESS (starred review)

BOOKLIST ONLINE 

THE BOOKLIST READER 

ICV2

COMICS WORTH READING 

GOOD COMICS FOR KIDS

THE READING NOOK

COMICMIX 

BOOKINGMAMA

NORI'S CLOSET




Pre-order now from your favorite indie bookstore! (I like Powells, naturally....)